I was born on the plains of Alabama in a small city called Auburn and was raised by a loving family, in a loving home with both my parents and my grandparents instilling strong values and morals that shaped me throughout my years. I cherish my family with everything I hold dear. They have been with me through good and bad and the important thing is they have always been supportive. I haven't always lived in Alabama and have had the great privilege of being a part of different communities in other states; Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Kansas, and Colorado. Moving so much as a child wasn't easy at times but, now looking back on it, I wouldn't change it for the world. I learned valuable lessons growing up in the diversity of this nation. Even in the states closest to us there was a difference in how we see the world and that is an aspect of this country that needs to be celebrated. There is a harmony to all of us, working together as one, even though our perspectives are just a little different from our neighbors.
I moved back to Alabama when my grandfather, who was a Colonel in the Air Force and I admired greatly, passed away and my grandmother needed assistance. My grandmother was an amazing woman who helped shape and mold the world around me from a young age. She was the most genuinely nice person anyone could have ever met. It was a great honor to live with her while I went to school. After school I entered the business world managing start up companies until the collapse of the economy in 2008. From there I experienced the humbling position of having to find a job and did so by bussing tables. It was here that I learned my respect for the working men and women of this country. Not all jobs are glamorous but all jobs need to be done. If you work hard and have the drive you can succeed. I worked my way from bussing tables to managing the restaurant. Shortly after, I started business consulting and I have been doing that passionately ever since. I work day end and day out with the people who run the backbone of our country. I work beside them daily to help their businesses grow and be successful. I see the passion they put into their lives to provide the products and services we all want and the work they do to provide the love and security for their families. These are the people of Alabama. These are the people I strive to help ensure there is a future for their lively hoods.
In 2017 a door cracked open with an opportunity. A special election was called to fill the junior seat of the United States Senate from Alabama. Life will always provide you with choices and it is up to us to decide if we walk through the door or not. I chose to pursue a dream I had of serving this country in a way I could not when I was younger. Because I waled through that door a new world opened up of relationships, perspectives and new adventures and an even greater desire to serve and make a difference in the world. At the end of 2017 I was called by Joe Lockett, of the Joe Lockett Show, who was the first to allow my voice to be heard, to see if I could guest host a spot on his show. Since then I have been honored to be his co-host on the Joe Lockett Show and continue to contribute to his platform every Saturday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. central standard time.
As of 2018 I have also been blessed with the opportunity to have my own show For the People with Bryan Peeples, every Saturday from 7:00-8:00 p.m. central standard time, where I cut through the noise of sensationalism and bring you the issues of the week that you need to know about.
Never be afraid to say yes and walk through an open or cracked door. You never know where the journey will lead. Most of the time that journey will not take you where you thought and will provide you with what you need.